Relationships & Support Manager

Brisbane born and bred Roelie lives in Longreach, a small country town in western Queensland.

Primary teaching was Roelie’s first profession and she holds a diploma of Teaching (Primary) and a Bachelor of Education.  Roelie came to Montessori through her children and has been involved in the movement in some way or other since the mid 1990s.  Whilst a stay-at-home mum with two young boys, she completed the MWEI Diploma of Montessori 3-6 and later completed both the AMI 0-3 and 3-6 Diplomas.  Her final course was the Master of Education (Montessori) from Loyola University, USA.

She was the founder of the Montessori Infants’ Playgroup in Brisbane and ran a Montessori program for the Indigenous teenagers at Wadja Wadja High School at Woorabinda, outside Rockhampton, Queensland.  Roelie is a long standing board member for the Caboolture Montessori School.

Roelie works remotely from western Queensland or interstate or overseas – where every she is and can get the internet - and is still associated with Montessori Australia. She is also doing what truly loves - designing tours around Maria Montessori's history and legacy for her own business, "Montessori Tours and Travel".  

Roelie can be contacted at: [email protected]